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Excelsior Altbier Extract Beer Kit

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This traditional German Ale has some of the same characteristics as lager beer. This recipe is full bodied, bitter and is reddish-amber to brown in color. Secondary fermentation at cooler temperatures is recommended, but not necessary. Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lbs. Munich liquid malt extract, 12 oz. Caramel 10L, 4 oz. Chocolate Malt specialty grains, 2 oz. Crystal, 1 oz. Hallertau pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag.

Origin of Style Germany
Color Amber
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 3
Yeast Instructions

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33 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 4.7

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Good full bodied Albier Review by Koosman

(Posted on 1/27/14)

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Kind of reminds me of the Altbier I had in Germany 4 years ago. When I made it I aged it for 3 months in the secondary and it helped because I didn't like it when first tasting it. Now its ok and I enjoy drinking it.

This is an Altbier Review by Dan

(Posted on 11/6/13)

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The beer I made with this kit is just like the one I had in Germany. It's a real pleasure to drink this full bodied tasty beer. After it fermented for a few weeks, I bottled it and let it sit for a couple of months before drinking.

altbier Review by care

(Posted on 9/18/13)

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This is a good kit! Lots of malty flavor and the hops are balanced well. I used white labs yeast, and it was amazing!

excelsior Review by monkey

(Posted on 9/6/13)

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I liked this kit. The added malts helped give it a really nice flavor. The hops were nicely balanced for my taste too.

Good full bodied toasty beer Review by William

(Posted on 8/21/13)

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Its not overpowering but its not weak, its just right. Even my wife and sisters like it. I gave it one month in the primary, then bottled it and gave it two months to carbonate. The flavor improves a lot if you give it time to sit. I used the Wyeast liquid yeast because I read it gives better taste than teh dry yeast.

excelsior Review by mary

(Posted on 8/13/13)

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Great full bodied beer made from Munich malt! Very good mouthfeel, full of flavor. When you want a REAL beer, try this kit!

Altbier done right Review by Tony

(Posted on 7/25/13)

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This kit makes a seriously good Altbier. Its a nice full bodied Altbier and I can taste the hints of Chocolate from the specialty grain. After fermenting I let it clear for a month in a carboy and gave it a month to bottle condition. Now we are enjoying it.

My house beer Review by Andreas

(Posted on 6/18/13)

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This is my house-beer: needs to be always on tap and great taste (everyone loves it), so I just ordered 3 more!

Awsome. Simply awsome Review by Barry

(Posted on 5/14/13)

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I`ve been brewing mostly big beers so I wanted to try a lower gravity so I can have more than 2 or 3. This was also my first one with liquid yeast, the 1007.Followed directions to the T and it came out perfect ! Not to malty or hoppy but both are present. Great head retention and lacing.Just a nice flavorful beer to have a few mugs of. When I start kegging this would make a great "house" beer. Even though its a dark beer , its my house ! Thanks guys

Pretty good Review by Cody

(Posted on 4/23/13)

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I am overall pleased with this recipe. It is quite dark and has a nice caramel taste to it. I thought I would change things up and make it slightly less bitter by adding just a little more than half of the bittering hops on this one so that it comes out on the low end of IBUs that are acceptable for the BJCP guidelines. It is good but I think that this beer could benefit more from following the recommended hop schedule.

I left this beer in the primary the entire time (glass carboy). I did 3 weeks at 62 degrees and then 2 weeks at 37 degrees (it was perfect temp in my garage). I have not tried other alt beers besides this so I have nothing to compare it to but I probably will not come back to this recipe as it doesn't have as much unique quality to it as I was hoping for.

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